German Naval Wing 1 TORNADO IDS 43+71 Norm 76

Product information "German Naval Wing 1 TORNADO IDS 43+71 Norm 76"

High value 250 g/m2 silky luster paper poster at the size of DIN A3 (420x297 mm, 16 1/2 x 11 3/4'', DIN A2 and DIN A1 optional) with aircraft scheme and textual descriptions. All texts in german. All sizes larger than DIN A3 will be printed freshly. Therefore allow 1-2 weeks delivery time.

Background Story


Depicted is TORNADO IDS 43+71 with the former German Navy standard camouflage Norm 76. The airplane belonged to the former, now disbanded Naval Wing 1 from Schleswig in the standard operational configuration for the operation SEAD (suppression of enemy air defense), which comprises

  • two, (only one visible) Underwingtanks
  • two (only one visible) air-to-ground missiles HARM
  • two (only one visible) air-to-air missiles AIM-9L (SIDEWINDER) and
  • the electronic jammer CERBERUS III on the lefthand outside underwing station.

History of Naval Aviation
Since the introduction of military aviation prior WW I the people in charge also recognized its meaning for the navy. During the times of the german emperor mainly airships and only a minor number of airplanes were in use. This changed rapidly towards an increased number of airplanes with the fast improving technics and technologies in those times. During WW II naval aviation was called "Luftwaffe See" and under the command of the airforce (Luftwaffe) which very often led to confusion and unnecassary losses. After the war in 1955 the German Federal Navy and the naval aviation was re-organized and put under the Navy command. Its task was and is the support of naval operations and tasks from the air. In the beginning until the 90s five wings conducted these tasks with helicopters, propeller aircraft and jet aircraft. Then, after the end of the Cold War Era, the two jet wings were shut down (MFG 1 in 1993 and MFG 2 in 2005). The german naval jet era ended with this. Its tasks were taken over by the Luftwaffe Recce Wing 51 "Immelmann" from Jagel/Schleswig.